I do not consider myself a big sports fan, but I am a person that loves a good story. I have not kept up with the Michael Vick story through the last couple of years, so when I read this article, I was pleasantly surprised to see how his life has changed since his arrest a few years back.
Michael Vick grew up in tough environments, and through his talent in playing football, he believed that he found salvation from a poor upbringing, into a life of having everything you needed, and everything you wanted. Perhaps it was in this drastic change, that he also believed he was invincible.
After serving time in prison, and in developing a relationship with Christ, Vick has turned his life as a football player and one of prideful demeanor, into a story that speaks of humility and the power of allowing God to fulfill the places of need, neglected in his childhood. I believe Vick's story is one of many many stories out there, of how God redeems a sin, to bring us closer to Him. I'm glad to hear that this is the path Vick has chosen to take.
Everyone of us have to decide what paths we will take that lead out of the trials in life. Every trial either has paths that lead to further darkness, or paths that lead to truth and life. As counselors, we have an opportunity to help guide clients to the paths of truth and life. These kinds of stories remind me that lives are redeemed everyday, and that God has given us wonderful opportunities to take part in that.